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Published on November 4th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


ODB On IMPACT Wrestling’s “ODB Appreciation” Event In New York City, The Wu-Tang Clan & More

IMPACT Wrestling has been in the news a lot lately, as it was announced a few weeks back that its flagship weekly two-hour program IMPACT! is now airing on AXS TV. Meanwhile, IMPACT Wrestling itself has a big two-night stand coming up in the New York City area on November 7th and 8th.

One of the stars who initially helped build IMPACT in its “TNA era” was ODB. A four-time TNA Women’s Knockout Champion and a TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion, ODB had multiple runs with TNA/Impact, first appearing within the 2007 edition of its Bound For Glory pay-per-view.

In recent years, ODB found a new audience beyond wrestling with her Meat & Greet Food Truck. Unfortunately ODB’s Meat & Greet Truck made headlines in September 2019 when news broke that the truck had a fire, immediately putting it out of commission and affecting ODB’s livelihood.

Fortunately, the wrestling industry listened and has come together to help ODB with the rebuilding of her Meat & Greet Food Truck. One of the great examples of this is Impact Wrestling’s announcement that its November 7th and 8th live events in New York would carry the theme of “ODB Appreciation.”

I had the pleasure of speaking with ODB herself by phone on the afternoon of November 4th. Among the topics discussed:
– ODB’s appreciation of IMPACT Wrestling and wrestlers as a whole
– Her history with New York City
– Her history as a cook
– The future of the Meat & Greet Truck
– Whether she ever heard from the estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and/or the Wu-Tang Clan

Highlights from the interview have been transcribed exclusively for Sportskeeda, while the full chat is embedded below for your listening pleasure. More on ODB can be found online at and/or

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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly

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